Taiwan Railway Authority orders 52 EMUs

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Photo: Hyundai Rotem.
Photo: Hyundai Rotem.

Government agency the Taiwan Railway Authority has placed a 909.8 billion won (around $850 million) order with Hyundai Rotem for 52 EMUs.

The 10-car trainsets will be produced at the rolling stock manufacturer’s Changwon facilities, South Korea, and are scheduled to be delivered by 2024.

They will have a maximum speed of 130km/h and feature Hyundai Rotem’s train control and monitoring system, USB ports and air conditioning.


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Photo: Hyundai Rotem.
Photo: Hyundai Rotem.

According to the train maker, this is the largest ever rail car order from the Taiwanese market.

A spokesperson for Hyundai Rotem said: “We will make efforts to win orders for additional projects by delivering high-quality electric trains satisfactory to the administration.”


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